I think I broke my gallbladder...

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AmyG
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I think I broke my gallbladder...

Postby AmyG » Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:22 am

I see my doctor on Monday, but until then we can pretend we're trained medical professionals. :lol:

So, my last CT showed my gallbladder was distended but no stones. Since I've been home from the hospital, I've had diarrhea constantly that's yellow and occasionally foamy. Isn't that attractive? :roll:

Dr. Google tells me it could be my liver, gallbladder or pancreas. Thanks, you're so helpful internet. Last labs showed bilirubin was okay, LD was a lot higher than my last draw. AlkPhos was higher too.

So let's play a game! Do we think this is a broken gallbladder or cumulative effects of chemo?
42 dx @ 9wks pregnant w/baby #8 8/18
Sigmoid colon resection 9/18
Adenocarcinoma, G2, T3N0M0..or so we thought
KRAS/BRAF wild
Liver biopsy is malignant, stage iv now boys!
Delivered healthy baby 3/19
FOLFOX + Avastin 5/19
CEA 167 to 24 after 4 rounds
Liver resection 8/28/19
NED!!

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Maggie Nell
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Re: I think I broke my gallbladder...

Postby Maggie Nell » Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:26 am

I think your gallbladder is jealous that your broken ass got all the attention last week....
DX April 2015, @ 54
35mm poorly diff. tumour, incidental finding following emergency r. hemicolectomy
for ileo-colic intussusception.
Lymph nodes: 0/22
T3 N0 MX
July 2019 : pending liver U/S, colonoscopy
rut roh

AmyG
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Re: I think I broke my gallbladder...

Postby AmyG » Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:45 am

Damn it, you might be on to something! :lol:
42 dx @ 9wks pregnant w/baby #8 8/18
Sigmoid colon resection 9/18
Adenocarcinoma, G2, T3N0M0..or so we thought
KRAS/BRAF wild
Liver biopsy is malignant, stage iv now boys!
Delivered healthy baby 3/19
FOLFOX + Avastin 5/19
CEA 167 to 24 after 4 rounds
Liver resection 8/28/19
NED!!

Jolene
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Re: I think I broke my gallbladder...

Postby Jolene » Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:16 am

LOLZ @ MaggieNell !!!

Amy G - A broken gallbladder sounds like it can hurt ! Have you experienced any pain ? Diarrhea is a pretty common side effect of chemo. My oncologist said to blame most side effect on the chemo if one is still undergoing treatment. It's pretty much difficult even for him to pinpoint whether an aliment is chemo induced (unless scans shows otherwise) or actually something else until the chemo treatment stops !

PS: Not an expert in gallbladder problem but I'm bored and pretending to be medical professions sounds like fun at this moment. I hope someone with gallbladder problem can contribute more positively than me ! :)
Dx @ 39 F, married
Nov 18 - Scope + MRI + CT = Dx of a mid-rectal tumour at T3N1M0 (2cm) 7cm from AV
Dec 18 - CRT, 28 sessions + Capecitabine at 3000mg daily
End Dec 18 - Completed CRT with little side effects
Feb 19 - Second MRI showed a speck of residual tumour - continue to wait
Mar 19 - MRI, PET, sig flex and biopsy ordered to determine being a WW candidate.
Apr 19 - Complete clinical response. Surgery on hold. 6 cycles of Xelox.
Aug 19 - Completed 6 cycles of Xelox. Wait and watch protocol in place !

AmyG
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Re: I think I broke my gallbladder...

Postby AmyG » Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:20 am

I've had some pretty wicked reflux type pain. Also, right under my xiphoid process hurts when I eat. Who knows wtf is wrong with me.

If this were an episode of house, I'd have lupus. :roll:
42 dx @ 9wks pregnant w/baby #8 8/18
Sigmoid colon resection 9/18
Adenocarcinoma, G2, T3N0M0..or so we thought
KRAS/BRAF wild
Liver biopsy is malignant, stage iv now boys!
Delivered healthy baby 3/19
FOLFOX + Avastin 5/19
CEA 167 to 24 after 4 rounds
Liver resection 8/28/19
NED!!

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Maggie Nell
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Re: I think I broke my gallbladder...

Postby Maggie Nell » Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:32 am

It this were an episode of Breaking Bad, we'd be cooking.......
DX April 2015, @ 54
35mm poorly diff. tumour, incidental finding following emergency r. hemicolectomy
for ileo-colic intussusception.
Lymph nodes: 0/22
T3 N0 MX
July 2019 : pending liver U/S, colonoscopy
rut roh

AmyG
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Re: I think I broke my gallbladder...

Postby AmyG » Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:34 pm

If this was Gilligan's Island, I'd be on a three hour tour...A THREE HOUR TOUR. :lol:
42 dx @ 9wks pregnant w/baby #8 8/18
Sigmoid colon resection 9/18
Adenocarcinoma, G2, T3N0M0..or so we thought
KRAS/BRAF wild
Liver biopsy is malignant, stage iv now boys!
Delivered healthy baby 3/19
FOLFOX + Avastin 5/19
CEA 167 to 24 after 4 rounds
Liver resection 8/28/19
NED!!

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Maggie Nell
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Re: I think I broke my gallbladder...

Postby Maggie Nell » Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:39 pm

If this was Happy Days, we'd be jumping the shark........
DX April 2015, @ 54
35mm poorly diff. tumour, incidental finding following emergency r. hemicolectomy
for ileo-colic intussusception.
Lymph nodes: 0/22
T3 N0 MX
July 2019 : pending liver U/S, colonoscopy
rut roh

boxhill
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Re: I think I broke my gallbladder...

Postby boxhill » Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:02 pm

Well, I obviously stink at diagnosing gall bladder problems, because that's what I thought I might have when I went to the ER and turned out to have colon cancer! On the other hand, the doctors were betting on appendicitis, until they saw the CT results. Or maybe they were just being nice and were only HOPING for appendicitis, given the alternative.

However, I consulted Dr. Google, and my diagnosis is STRESS. "Part of your body’s response to stress and anxiety may be to speed up the digestive process. This limits the volume of nutrients your body can absorb and may cause diarrhea and yellow stool."

Anything that shortens the digestive process and causes undigested fat to wend it's way through you more quickly can cause yellow, floaty stools. Like chemo, colectomy.....
F, 64 at DX CRC Stage IV
3/17/18 blockage, r hemi
11 of 25 nodes,5 mesentery nodes
5mm liver met out
pT3 pN2b pM1
BRAF wild, KRAS G12D
dMMR, MSI-H
5/4/18 FOLFOX
Neulasta 6/28
7/9/18 CT NED
11/20/18 CT NED. Enlarged spleen.
12/20/18 Liver MRI 5mm liver met? and 2 lymph nodes in porta hepatis
12/31/18 Keytruda
6/5/19 Triphasic CT LN and spleen normal, Liver node stable
6/28/19 Pause Keytruda, predisone for joint pain
7/31/19 Restart Keytruda
9/10/19 CT stable

AmyG
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Re: I think I broke my gallbladder...

Postby AmyG » Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:44 pm

Well, my intestinal distress led me to having a potty full of nothing but corn. CORN!! This is so gross. I have pepto and imodium but hesitate to take it due to getting all backed up. :roll:

Stupid guts.

If they were old yeller, I'd be getting my gun.
42 dx @ 9wks pregnant w/baby #8 8/18
Sigmoid colon resection 9/18
Adenocarcinoma, G2, T3N0M0..or so we thought
KRAS/BRAF wild
Liver biopsy is malignant, stage iv now boys!
Delivered healthy baby 3/19
FOLFOX + Avastin 5/19
CEA 167 to 24 after 4 rounds
Liver resection 8/28/19
NED!!

brokenwings
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Re: I think I broke my gallbladder...

Postby brokenwings » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:04 pm

AmyG wrote:I've had some pretty wicked reflux type pain. Also, right under my xiphoid process hurts when I eat. Who knows wtf is wrong with me.

If this were an episode of house, I'd have lupus. :roll:


IT'S NOT LUPUS. IT'S NEVER LUPUS.

:mrgreen:
DX 2019 Adenocarcinoma Sigmoid colon. PC + ovarian met.
Obstruction. Temporary colostomy. Primary tumour still there.
Folfirinox: 6 cycles
CT Scan/PET Scan: ok for surgery
Surgery (CRS + HIPEC) 04/29: not optimally resectable, surgery cancelled. Right ovary removed.
2nd ptotocol: IP chemo (oxaliplatin) + IV chemo (Folfiri + Avastin).
07/04: exploratory laparoscopy - necrosis of peri mets
4 more cycles
09/11: CT scan
09/12: last exploratory laparoscopy and final decision

brokenwings
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Re: I think I broke my gallbladder...

Postby brokenwings » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:06 pm

Jokes aside, are you feeling better?

Zoloft gave me yellow diarrhea (hint: it's a yellow pill!!)
DX 2019 Adenocarcinoma Sigmoid colon. PC + ovarian met.
Obstruction. Temporary colostomy. Primary tumour still there.
Folfirinox: 6 cycles
CT Scan/PET Scan: ok for surgery
Surgery (CRS + HIPEC) 04/29: not optimally resectable, surgery cancelled. Right ovary removed.
2nd ptotocol: IP chemo (oxaliplatin) + IV chemo (Folfiri + Avastin).
07/04: exploratory laparoscopy - necrosis of peri mets
4 more cycles
09/11: CT scan
09/12: last exploratory laparoscopy and final decision

brokenwings
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Re: I think I broke my gallbladder...

Postby brokenwings » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:12 pm

AmyG wrote:Well, my intestinal distress led me to having a potty full of nothing but corn. CORN!! This is so gross. I have pepto and imodium but hesitate to take it due to getting all backed up. :roll:

Stupid guts.

If they were old yeller, I'd be getting my gun.


Why are you guys so upset? It's Old Yeller. It's a happy movie. (Phoebe Buffay)

:lol:
(Last one, promised)
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DX 2019 Adenocarcinoma Sigmoid colon. PC + ovarian met.
Obstruction. Temporary colostomy. Primary tumour still there.
Folfirinox: 6 cycles
CT Scan/PET Scan: ok for surgery
Surgery (CRS + HIPEC) 04/29: not optimally resectable, surgery cancelled. Right ovary removed.
2nd ptotocol: IP chemo (oxaliplatin) + IV chemo (Folfiri + Avastin).
07/04: exploratory laparoscopy - necrosis of peri mets
4 more cycles
09/11: CT scan
09/12: last exploratory laparoscopy and final decision

brokenwings
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Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:50 am

Re: I think I broke my gallbladder...

Postby brokenwings » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:12 pm

My bad :oops:
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DX 2019 Adenocarcinoma Sigmoid colon. PC + ovarian met.
Obstruction. Temporary colostomy. Primary tumour still there.
Folfirinox: 6 cycles
CT Scan/PET Scan: ok for surgery
Surgery (CRS + HIPEC) 04/29: not optimally resectable, surgery cancelled. Right ovary removed.
2nd ptotocol: IP chemo (oxaliplatin) + IV chemo (Folfiri + Avastin).
07/04: exploratory laparoscopy - necrosis of peri mets
4 more cycles
09/11: CT scan
09/12: last exploratory laparoscopy and final decision

brokenwings
Posts: 101
Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:50 am

Re: I think I broke my gallbladder...

Postby brokenwings » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:13 pm

My bad, again :oops:
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DX 2019 Adenocarcinoma Sigmoid colon. PC + ovarian met.
Obstruction. Temporary colostomy. Primary tumour still there.
Folfirinox: 6 cycles
CT Scan/PET Scan: ok for surgery
Surgery (CRS + HIPEC) 04/29: not optimally resectable, surgery cancelled. Right ovary removed.
2nd ptotocol: IP chemo (oxaliplatin) + IV chemo (Folfiri + Avastin).
07/04: exploratory laparoscopy - necrosis of peri mets
4 more cycles
09/11: CT scan
09/12: last exploratory laparoscopy and final decision


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